Christmas

South Alabama Women Wants to Bring Christmas to Gatlinburg, TN Fire Victims

A black bear is in the first box of toys that will be donated to Taylor’s East Tennessee Toy Drive. Gatlinburg, Tennessee holds many special memories for South Alabama native Vesta Taylor. “My dad had took me through there when I was ten, and he died when I was fourteen,” she remembers. Taylor and her husband love taking trips to the…

Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe During the Holidays

Freddie waits on his check up with the other pets. Doctors are asking pet owners to watch their animals closely during the holiday season. The tinsel and holly hanging around the home can be beautiful, but also dangerous to the four-legged family members. Vets advise watching pets closely during this time, because they say cats love playing with the shiny…

Holiday Shopping Days are Ticking Down

Only two more weeks until Christmas, which means only that many days to finish off the holiday shopping list. A noticeable trend in recent years is the number of shoppers heading to online retailers. Some people even prefer to do their grocery shopping over the Internet. “I think most people are doing online shopping this year,” says United Parcel Service…

Governor’s Mansion Offers Christmas Candlelight Tours

The Christmas season is in full swing in Montgomery. Governor Bentley helped light the Christmas tree at the capital steps last week. Now, he is opening his home to candlelight tours for the first three Mondays in December. Starting December 5th, the Governor’s Mansion and the neighboring Farley-Hill House will be open to the public for guided candlelight tours for…

Christmas Decorations Being Stolen Across River Region

THE GRINCH IS STEALING CHRISTMAS THROUGHOUT THE RIVER REGION. CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS ARE GOING MISSING.

The Grinch is stealing Christmas throughout the River Region.  Christmas decorations are going missing. Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin says unfortunately this is all too common around this time of year. Multiple neighborhoods in Elmore County have been hit by decoration thieves.  Everything from small decorations, to inflatables have reportedly been taken. The sheriff says he believes many of these…

Magical Christmas Toy Drive a Huge Success

Our Loyal Viewers Will Help Make a Child's Christmas Merry and Bright This Holiday Season

We here at Alabama News Network want to pass along a big thank you for everywhere who helped make  our Magical Christmas Toy Drive a huge success. A big group of volunteers showed their Christmas spirit by taking all the toy from our Magical Toy Vault and delivering them to the Salvation Army. A big moving truck was filled with…